CHICAGO – West Monroe, a national business and technology consultancy, today announced that Penny Wand has joined the firm as a director in its Technology practice, based in Chicago. She will focus on technologies driving digital transformation, with an emphasis on business analytics and data platforms. Wand has more than 25 years of consulting and corporate experience. Most recently, she was a vice president with consultancy Pariveda Solutions.
Wand has substantial experience leading business turnarounds and growth-stage business ventures, with emphasis on effective use and adoption of technology for competitive advantage. She will work with clients across industries to solve business problems by leveraging modern cloud technology, data science, machine learning and accelerators, such as their Rapid Analytics Platform.
"Penny Wand exemplifies our uncommon blend of business savvy and deep technical expertise,” said Greg Layok, managing director and leader of West Monroe’s Technology practice. “One of the unique qualities that attracted us to Penny is her ability to build bridges between business and technology functions and guide teams across diverse functional areas to drive tangible value for our clients."
In addition to possessing broad insight about trends in technology enablement, Penny brings relevant skills in strategy development and organizational change management. Her career experience spans companies of every size and multiple industries.
"I am thrilled to be joining an organization with a strong, people-focused culture and a distinctive reputation in the marketplace,” said Wand. “I look forward to bringing my experience, energy, and insights to bear and to collaborate with new colleagues to create value for our clients.”
Prior to working with Pariveda Solutions, Wand held consulting roles such as vice president at consumer electronics firm, iGo, Inc., vice president with CNA Insurance and executive director with SBC/Ameritech (now AT&T).
"Penny Wand is an engaging executive who will partner with our clients to solve their business problems, whether that means turning around an organization, growing one, or defining and executing against strategic goals,” said Doug Armstrong, senior managing director and leader of West Monroe’s Chicago office. “She also has a passion for developing teams and growing people, making her an excellent fit with our mission to build the next generation of leaders.”
West Monroe is a national business and technology consulting firm that partners with dynamic organizations to reimagine, build, and operate their businesses at peak performance. Our team of more than 1,000 professionals across nine offices is comprised of an uncommon blend of business consultants and deep technologists. This unique combination of expertise enables us to design, develop, implement, and run strategic business and technology solutions that yield a dramatic commercial impact on our clients’ profitability and performance. For more information, visit www.wmp.com.